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About JW1982

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus MK3 Champions Edition
  • Ford Year 2013
  • UK/Ireland Location Other/NonUK
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  • Interests General Automotive
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  1. MK3 focus - Yes or No

    I do not recognise any of the MK3 problems you mention. None of these problems are common on the (many) Ford forums I am reading/posting and I have not seen these problems either on my own car or any of the cars I serviced. There are a few known MK3 specific problems but these are only minor problems that can easily be solved. Good luck with your KIA. In my opinion the quality of a KIA is a lot worse than the quality of a Ford. In the Netherlands KIA has a warranty of 7 Years and believe me You need it! One of the warranty requirements is that the car must be fully serviced by KIA otherwise the warranty will be lost. One of my employees owns a 3 Year old KIA (from new) and it is a large pain in the !Removed!. Service costs are quite high (a lot higher than the fixed Ford prices) the car has a lot of problems. The heater housing has been replaced several times becuse the parts inside simply break off and block the flaps and the central locking does often not work. Both keyfobs and half of the cars electrics have already been replaced but the problem is still not sorted.
  2. ABS pump - replacement

    No, this is the part number of the electric motor. The part number of the complete pump assembly should be printed on a paper sticker which is located on the electronic part (BCM) of the pump. If you want I can also determine the correct part number by the VIN number of your car.
  3. Wheel Nut Torque

    2-piece and solid 1-piece wheel nuts (including locking nuts) should not be combined. This should always be avoided. Using 2 different types of wheel nut (that require a different torque) on 1 wheel can in extreme cases even result in a warped wheel hub. If you decide to use the 2 different types of wheelnut I recommend to tighten all wheel nuts to the same torque to avoid problems. In this case 110 Nm.
  4. Wheel Nut Torque

    On the MK2/MK2.5 Ford prescribes a torque of 110 Nm for the 2-piece alloy wheel nuts and a torque of 130 Nm for the solid (1-piece) alloy wheel nuts.
  5. ABS pump - replacement

    A BCM (Brake Control Module) with a 47-pin connector is part of an IVD (Intelligent Vehicle Dynamics) pump that supports ABS, ESP and TCS. A BCM with a 36-pin connector is part of a normal ABS pump that supports ABS only. A different part number will work as long as it came from the correct type of vehicle. Pumps from different ford models look identical but are techically different. When I retrofitted the IVD system on my previous Focus MK2 I used a late MK2.5 pump. 10.0206-0301.4 is not a Ford part number. This is a part number of the manufacturer (ATE) that only applies to the electronic part (BCM) of the pump. This part is used on different brands/types of vehicles (with different software). The pump can not be identified by this number. There should be a paper sticker on the pump which contains the Ford part number.
  6. Ecoboost Rough Idle. Where to start

    A software update from Ford will remove the Bluefin remap. If you apply the Bluefin remap afterwards the software will be in exactly the same state as it currently is. If the problem is solved by installing the latest version of the original software you also need a new remap file that is based on the latest original software.
  7. What years for newer cDPF?

    A cDPF is only used on late MK2.5 versions of the 1.6 TDCI that meet the Euro 5 emission standard. Older MK2.5 versions of the 1.6 TDCI that meet the Euro 4 standard have a normal DPF with Eolys regeneration fluid. The Euro 5 standard was applied in September 2009 but at that time was only applicable on new vehilcle types to get the European Approval. For exisiting vehicle types like the Focus MK2.5 there was a transition period until Januari 2011. Between September 2009 and januari 2011 both the Euro 4 and Euro 5 versions of the 1.6 TDCI were sold. Be aware that the cDPF does not necessarily means that it is maintenance free. It just has a different regeneration technology than the older DPF with Eolys regeneration fluid. A cDPF also becomes clogged over time and if this happens it also needs to be changed. The only difference is that a cDPF does no longer have a fixed maintenance schedule like the older type of DPF with Eolys regeneration fluid.
  8. The standard speakers are actually not bad in my opinion. My experience is that the sound quality can be improved quite much by installing sound insulation inside the door panels. This will prevent the door panels from resonating and make the speakers sound a lot better. I have the 6-speaker High Level audio system with SYNC and was also not happy with the sound quality. After I installed 25 mm sound insulation inside the door panels the sound quality became a lot better. I also installed the original rear door tweeters and changed the amount of speakers in the Central Car Configuration to 9-speakers which also improved the sound quality.
  9. identify these clocks please

    Changing the stepper motor of the rev counter does not change anything. Except for the scale there are no technical differences between a diesel and a petrol instrument cluster. The rev counter is controlled by software. This is a part of the software that will not be affected by a software update.
  10. identify these clocks please

    You either have to live with the scale of the rev counter or you have to buy the correct instrument cluster for a petrol version. Changing the scale does not make any difference. If you replace the scale it will simply not display the correct values.
  11. identify these clocks please

    A diesel instrument cluster can be programmed into a petrol car without any problems. The only difference between a Diesel and a petrol instrument cluster is the (scale of the) rev counter. If the instrument cluster is configured correctly it should be no problem to program it into your car. Note that the PATS type setting of the instrument cluster must be configured correctly. If this setting is set to Keyless (KVM) for example the internal PATS system of the instrument cluster will be switched off and the PATS system can not be programmed.
  12. programming key fobs

    On the Focus MK2/MK2.5 the keys can only be programmed using a suitable diagnostic system. On these vehicles it is not possible to program keys by using the procedure that worked on the MK1/MK1.5.
  13. Sluggish performance new focus

    On the Focus MK3 the 1.6 TI-VCT can not be compared with the TI-VCT of the old Focus MK2. The Focus MK3 is a lot heavier which makes the engine perform a lot worse. On the Focus MK3 the 1.6 TI-VCT feels really sluggish. Especially the 85 and 105 HP version are really slow. The 125 HP version is a bit better but compared to the 125 HP version of the 1.0 ECOboost the TI-VCT still feels really slow. I drove several cars with both engine types so I know what I am talking about. The 1.6 ECOboost may be based on the old Sigma engine with TI-VCT technology but considered all modifications it is a completely different engine. Very few parts are the same. The 1.6 ECOboost is a really nice engine. However my experience is that the 150 HP version of the 1.6 ECOboost does not feel much quicker than the 125 HP version of the 1.0 ECOboost. The 182 HP version is a lot better. After I reprogrammed my parents 1.6 ECOboost from 150 HP to 182 HP using the latest original software it became a completely different car. The engine runs much better now and the fuel economy improved a bit. Remapping the 1.6 ECOboost is a bit tricky. A lot of (especially remapped) 1.6 ECOboost need to be replaced after some time as a result of engine damage. Some people already have their third engine. Very few specialist really know the 1.6 ECOboost and can remap it properly. Personally I would get it remapped by a real specialist like for example Superchips or mountune instead of a small local company.
  14. Fault Code C1288

    The ESP (IVD) pump consists of 2 parts. The BCM (brake control module) and the hydraulic unit with pump and valves. The hydraulic unit with pump and valves has part number 8M51-2B373-AA (Finis 1692659) and costs approximately €375,-. Defective sensors/pressure switches are a known problem of this type of pump. Many car manufacturers used this type of pump that is manufactured by ATE. Some companies offer repair services for these ATE pumps. They replace the defective sensors/pressure switches by uprated versions to prevent future problems.
  15. Rear brake conversion kit

    As far as I know there are no suppliers that offer a complete kit to retrofit rear disc brakes on a Focus MK2/MK2.5. To retrofit the rear disc brakes you need the following parts: * Rear Left brake caliper. * Rear Right brake caliper. * 2x Mounting bracket for the brake caliper. * 4x Sliding pin. * 2x Brake hose. * 2x Protection plate. * Handbrake cable kit. * 2x Brake disc. * Brake pad kit. * 2x Brake pad retaining spring. * 1 Liter of brake fluid. Except for the brake calipers and mounting brackets I used used new original Ford (ATE) parts or where possible better quality aftermarket parts (Brembo discs for example). Because a new pair of good quality rear brake calipers are pretty expensive I bought a pair of original used calipers and mounting brackets from a German scrap yard (all German Focus MK2/MK2.5 versions have rear disc brakes as standard) which I sandblasted and rebuilded completely using new seals, rubbers and pistons. The complete rear disc brake retrofit costed me about €325,-.